Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers an ACGME fully accredited four year residency program for 16 residents (four per year). Our 35+ member faculty participates in resident education and training in supervisory and didactic roles. All faculty are board certified by ABOG. The department has sub-specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology, minimally invasive gynecology and pediatric/adolescent gynecology.
- The obstetrics department at Henry Ford Hospital contains:
- A three-bed triage area
- eight-bed antenatal unit
- 12-bed Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) unit
- A 20-bed postpartum unit
- a 30-bassinette Level III NICU service with approximately 6,600 visits and 2,200 deliveries per year.
- The obstetrics service is supported by 24-hour in-hospital:
- blood bank
- obstetrical attending staff coverage
- Our board certified Geneticists offer counseling, prenatal testing and co-management of complex patients. Obstetrical care also is provided by a group of 16 certified nurse midwives who participate in resident education.
- The residency program has full approval from the American Council of Graduate Medical Education and the Residency Review Committee. Upon completion of the training program, the physician qualifies to practice as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and is eligible to take the examination given by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
- Special aspects of the program include robotic surgery, operative hysteroscopy, dedicated pelvic pain specialists, pediatric/adolescent gynecology and in vitro reproductive facilities.
- Both clinical and laboratory research opportunities are available to the residents.
- Continuity clinics begin in the first year and continue throughout the entire four years of the residency program.
Conferences and teaching program
- Protected education time and didactics. Weekly resident teaching seminars, faculty rounds and monthly grand rounds incorporating teaching cases.
- Guest lecturers present contemporary topics relating to various specialty.
- Weekly prospective gynecologic oncology/radiation therapy planning conference.
- Monthly perinatal/neonatology conference.
- Weekly conference discussing morbidity/mortality within the department.
- Journal clubs.
- A series of laparoscopic surgery lectures including anatomy labs with pelvic trainers and live animal laparoscopy. FLS certification by the end of the third year. Robotic training through the RTN (Robotic Training Network)
- Specific lectures on coding/billing, medical ethics Colposcopy certification through ASCCP.
Our department offers fellowship opportunities in minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Urogynecology
Henry Ford Health System is nationally-recognized for both clinical and basic research. Our academic health center is the leading non-university recipient of research funding ($80 million) in Michigan and is in the top 20% of NIH-funded institutions nationally. Hands-on research experience complements resident education in Women’s Health; thus, every resident is expected to finalize one resident research project with a manuscript and oral presentation. Mentorship, time on selected rotations during the R2-R4 years, and both funding- and biostatistician-support are available through GME.
The resident is expected to complete one research project during their residency. The resident is allotted protected researched time to accomplish this goal. GME support/funding is available for research activity. An OB/GYN resident research committee is available for guidance.
Average annual department volume
- Deliveries: 2,681
- C-Section Rate: 25%
- Gynecologic Admissions: 800
- Obstetrical Admissions: 3,200
- Outpatient Visits (total): 24,000
- Surgical Procedures: 2,000